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50 lakh families to get 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice 

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Published: 17:24, 4 March 2024   Update: 18:04, 4 March 2024
50 lakh families to get 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice 

Food Minister Sadhan Chandar Majumder has said that the government will provide 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice to 50 lakh families under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme within March 10.

The minister said this while talking to journalists after attending the deputy commissioners’ conference at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Monday.

The dealers were asked to collect rice from March 1 which will be distributed within March 10, he said.

About 50 lakh families will get rice at Tk 15 per kg under the food-friendly programme, he said.
  
He also urged the deputy commissioners to provide all-out support to ensure implementation of the government decision to write the names and varieties of rice on sacks.
 


 

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